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Old 04-01-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
Lord Hakk
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Distribution: ALT linux 2.4 Master, and Fendora 5, and I have a damn small linux Live CD, and ubutu sever edition
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Exclamation Where can I get all the libraries I need?


WHen I try to install stuff it says I need libs that I dont have. is there a place where I can download all the libs for everything?or somthing that will automatically download the ones I need?
 
Old 04-01-2006, 02:42 PM   #2
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try going to "install software" or something of that nature. Each OS I believe calls it something a little different, but it's basically where you go to install files/software.
Simply type in whatever they are asking, or the first few letters to get a list of what it may be.

Hope I was of some help.
 
Old 04-01-2006, 05:49 PM   #3
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anyone know what it is on ALT?
 
Old 04-01-2006, 11:04 PM   #4
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From what I've seen, ALT doesnt have a very good package management system. This is why I like slackware so much. You can easily search for a file that is generating an error message, and download the package to fix it. While downloading every lib package you will ever need is impossible. Try these for starters:

http://slackware.it/en/pb/browse.php...nt/slackware/l

This shows all the library packages that slackware needs to run just about anything. To get them to work for your distro, just search for the package on google and download the source tarball. (search tip: leave of the version # and just search for the name to find the most current version of the lib) You will then need to compile and install it manually. The beauty about slackware is they don't use any packages that are specific to their distro, what works on slackware should work on any distro.

hope this was some help!
...drkstr
 
Old 04-02-2006, 09:08 AM   #5
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I just remembered that slackware comes with all the source to their packages included with the distro. Check out one of the slackware mirrors to cut out all of the google searching. here is one of many:

http://lmlinux.com/distros/slackware...10.2/source/l/

Just unpack and compile the ones you want. By the way, the previous site I posted is still handy because it gives a brief description on what the package is/does.

enjoy!
...drkstr
 
  


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